Great Audiobook Listens for the Summer

June is Audiobook Month! I love listening to audiobooks. You can listen to them while you are cooking, exercising, commuting…just with so many activities! When I hit a wall in my reading, audiobooks are a great way to get back into it. The narrators do amazing job telling these stories that you as the “listener” feel just as compelling and engaging if you were reading it in print. Whether you are looking for your first audiobook to listen to or great recommendations to get your summer off on the right start, here some audio listens that show why audiobooks are truly awesome:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 8

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlist 2021

Here is the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlist for 2021. This annual prize’s shortlist is always chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers and strives to commit to championing the best and newest talent in children’s writing and illustration today. Make sure to check back to see the winner of this prize!

Now here are the nominees:

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Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discuss it painfully but in a beautiful that will start ignite conversations.

So if you are looking for those books that help you examine mental health beyond, here is a great starter pack:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 14

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 7

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few days ago.  This year’s shortlist is made up of authors who have never been nominated for the prize before , with authors such as Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi and Patricia Lockwood. The annual award that looks for an “outstanding, ambitious, original” novel by a woman features several stories about “lives you haven’t read about before”, said chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist.1

Here are the books listed:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: April 26

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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2020 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2020 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

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2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few weeks back.  This year’s longlist honors both new and well-established writers and a range of genres and themes, from family to rural poverty and isolation. The novels also range from different global settings, from South London to Deep South, from Ghana to Hong Kong,

Here are the books listed:

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